Compare 2015 BMW X5 vs 2015 Cadillac Escalade

2015 BMW X5
2015 Cadillac Escalade
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $50,090 $53,900
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $52,205 $56,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 24 31 $53,585 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $64,990 $70,100
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2WD 4-Door Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Standard 15 22 $68,226 $72,970
4WD 4-Door Standard 15 21 $70,657 $75,570
2WD 4-Door Luxury 15 22 $71,966 $76,970
4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 21 $74,397 $79,570
2WD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $76,174 $81,470
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 21 $78,605 $84,070
2WD 4-Door Platinum 15 22 $83,472 $89,275
4WD 4-Door Platinum 15 21 $85,903 $91,875
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,090
$68,226
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,900
$72,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$898 / month
$1216 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV. The 2015 Cadillac Escalade promises--and delivers--more of everything a full-size luxury SUV buyer could want.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 64.90
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 39.00
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 45.30
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.70
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 64.40
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 42.80
Third Hip Room (in)
- 49.30
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.10
Front Hip Room (in)
- 60.90
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 62.60
Second Hip Room (in)
- 60.20
Third Leg Room (in)
- 24.80
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 74.40
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 -
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 116.00
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 80.50
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 22.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 32.1
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 203.90
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- N/A
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.0
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66 94.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
22.9 15.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.9 51.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.6 x 0.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type
- Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 26
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 39.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.3
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RC4
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QSS
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55R20
Spare Tire Size
NA P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QSS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- N/A
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 830
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 8300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2810
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2717
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 20 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 20 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 420 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 460 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA L86
Displacement
3.0 L/182 6.2L/376
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.97
Trans Order Code
205 M5U
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.65
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.56
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.08
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.85
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.42
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 1.81
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3925
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- 1.81
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 10.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 16.7
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder-type
Doors
Side Door Type
- Swing-out
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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